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Genomes of Ape Parasites Reveal Origin and Evolution of Leading Cause of Malaria Outside of Africa

Monday, August 20, 2018 3:00 PM

The genome sequences of ape parasites related to Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax), the main source of mosquito-borne malaria outside Africa, provide insights on the origin and early evolution of the human parasite. This finding could have implications ...

Knockdown and Replace: A Gene Therapy Twofer to Treat Blindness

Monday, August 20, 2018 3:00 PM

New findings from a team led by University of Pennsylvania vision scientists, who have in the past taken gene therapies into clinical trials, are proving successful, this time treating a form of retinitis pigmentosa, a disease that progressively ...

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